All images by Jacqui Way
Something tasty and exciting has come across the horizon at Goolwa Beach, with the opening of a brand new café, Kuti Shack.
Kuti Shack promises to be a smorgasbord for all the senses with the stunning backdrop of Goolwa Beach being just the beginning of the journey.
With the Aboriginal name ‘Kuti’ translating to Cockle, or ‘Pipi’, we can expect a menu featuring locally sourced fish and seafood, native indigenous ingredients sourced from the Ngarridnjeri partners.
Other Fleurieu produce will also be on offer, including wines, beer and coffee.
The chefs will double up the café as a test kitchen. The plan is to champion the humble Pipi, which has been harvested by the Ngarrindjeri people on the surrounding beaches for over 10,000 years, in at least one or two menu items which will rotate depending on the weather.
Kuti Shack is described as an “exciting initiative that brings together a fishing company, their commercial partners, the Ngarrindjeri people and three Fleurieu-based chefs who have been talking about partnering in business for a number of years”.
It is hoped that the Kuti Shack will provide numerous opportunities for the Ngarrindjeri community, including employment, and traineeships/apprenticeships, as well a venue to highlight the important part the ‘Kuti’ has played in their culture.
To keep up to date with the latest Kuti Shack news, menus and opening hours, you can find them on Facebook here.
Kuti Shack is located at Main Beach Carpark, Beach Road, Goolwa Beach SA.